G-POEM improves gastroparesis symptoms, gastric emptying

G-POEM improves gastroparesis symptoms, gastric emptying

Endoscopic pyloromyotomy, also known as gastric peroral endoscopic myotomy, bested sham procedure in symptom improvement and gastric emptying among patients with severe and refractory gastroparesis, according to a presenter at UEG Week.“Gastroparesis is defined by the delayed gastric emptying in the absence of mechanical obstruction. Severe gastroparesis increases mortality; the most common etiology are diabetic, postsurgical and idiopathic. The pathophysiology is multifactorial and not completely understood,” Rastislav Hustak, MD, of the Institute for Clinical and ExperimentalRead More

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